alexa Left ventricular hypertrophy and its relation to the cardiac kinin-forming system in hypertensive and diabetic rats.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

Author(s): Sharma JN, Uma K, Yusof AP, Sharma JN, Uma K, Yusof AP

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Abstract We investigated the cardiac tissue kallikrein and kininogen levels, left ventricular wall thickness and mean arterial blood pressure of Wistar Kyoto and spontaneously hypertensive rats with and without streptozotocin-induced diabetes. The mean arterial blood pressure was highly elevated (P<0.001) in Wistar Kyoto diabetic and spontaneously hypertensive diabetic rats as compared with their respective controls. The cardiac tissue kallikrein and kininogen levels were reduced significantly (P<0.001) in diabetic Wistar Kyoto, spontaneously hypertensive and diabetic spontaneously hypertensive compared with Wistar Kyoto control rats. In addition, the left ventricular thickness was found to be increased (P<0.001) in diabetic Wistar Kyoto and spontaneously hypertensive rats in the presence and in the absence of diabetes. Our results indicate that reduced activity of the kinin-forming system may be responsible for inducing left ventricular hypertrophy in the presence of raised mean arterial blood pressure in diabetic and hypertensive rats. Thus, the kinin-forming components might have a protective role against the development of left ventricular hypertrophy. The possible significance of these findings is discussed.
This article was published in Int J Cardiol and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

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